We’ve all seen instances of Asians undergoing surgery to appear more Western. Well. After spending time as an exchange student at Dongseo University in South Korea, a 25-year-old blond-haired, blue-eyed Brazilian man had upwards of 10 procedures – including silicone implants, lip surgery, and a lid tuck – to become the K-pop heartthrob he always knew he could be. Check out the before and after images below.
Cute with the blond hair and blue eyes, sure, but reeeeeally cute as the hot Korean twink, right? Thumbs up for doing what makes you happy.
He had his procedures done in Brazil, where not many doctors could understand what he wanted. When he tried to explain, some of them actually turned him down. But he finally found a surgeon who was willing to try – they started with the nose and lips and when that went well, moved on to the eyes. “I was, in a sense, this guinea pig experiment,” said Xiahn.
“I was not afraid that something would go wrong, but I was afraid to stay with scarring in the eye and so I did look plastic, but everything worked out. My vision is perfect.” Along with surgery to change the shape of his eyes, Xiahn wears dark eye contacts and dyes his hair black.the only thing hinting at Xiahn’s former appearance is the shape of his nose.
According to Oddity Central:
Unfortunately, not everyone was happy to see the changes on Xiahn’s face. He was working as an intern at an IT company during the time. Many of his colleagues were worried and wondered if the surgery was doing him any good. He’s also had a string of negative comments on social media. Some thought he had been in an accident or was assaulted.
And while his father supported his choices, his mother (a psychotherapist) was initially less understanding.
“The first time she saw me, she was very worried,” he said. “My face was still quite swollen and purple.” But of course, the changes were irreversible, so Xiahn’s mother came around eventually. Now she’s okay with it, because she sees that it makes him happy.
(via Daily Mail)